it’s hard for me to ask for help. it’s hard for me to admit i need help. many of you have asked how you can help, many of you have been helping. over the past week or so, i realized the exact kind of help we need.
we need a 12 passenger van.
we need a larger home.
right now, the kids and i all fit in the van. we take the van and josh’s car when we all need to go somewhere together. only, we aren’t really going together, we just end up at the same place. this is okay for now, except my van isn’t expected to make it through the summer. and, well, we’ve been told to prepare for the arrival of a newborn sometime end of june. this means the kids and i will no longer fit in our van, making it impossible to go anywhere during the week-the grocery store, doctors appointments, family visitation, on and on.
we are in a four bedroom one bathroom home. that’s currently 8 people, possibly increasing to 9, in four bedrooms. it’s tight. and all of our children are growing. three of our boys share a room right now, but once they are teenagers, that’s going to be impossible, at least in this house.
we have a couple of fantastic guys helping us finish off a bathroom in our basement, but that doesn’t increase our living space. we were thinking maybe we could add on to our house, but one of these guys is a professional builder and he does not think adding on is a good idea. too much money, and possibly wouldn’t be approved by our city. so, we need to move. this is exciting, but also sad because we love our home.
we have a go fund me page up and running. some of you have contributed and we are so grateful. some of you have been wondering how you can contribute to what we are doing. some of you have been praying about it. could this be the way?
we have our own little mission field here-reaching families and children in our local community who are in need of stability, safety, love. we don’t know how long these little ones will be with us. if it’s not for good, there will be another sibling group filling in their spaces. this is a crazy calling and it’s one God has given us far into the future, as long as we are here on earth and able to fulfill it. would you join us in this mission field? be a part of our team? would you consider helping us do this more? better? longer?
these are big requests, but we serve a big God. we know He wouldn’t call us to parent 6, possibly 7, children without providing for our needs for a larger vehicle and a larger home to accommodate our large family.
you can easily contribute via our go fund me page. please consider posting a link to this blog post on your FB page or sharing via email or twitter. also consider sharing the link to our go fund me page.
thank you so much for wanting to help and join us on this journey.